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Lawrence Vinnedge Sheridan

Lawrence Vinnedge Sheridan, American landscape architect, consultant on city and regional planning. Recipient of the Distinguished Service award by the American Institute of Planners, 1957.

Background

  • Sheridan, Lawrence Vinnedge was born on July 8, 1887 in Frankfort, Indiana, United States. Son of Harry C. and Margaret (Vinnedge) Sheridan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in C.E., Purdue University, 1909, C.E., 1912. Student Harvard School of Landscape Architecture, 1916-1917.

    Career

    • Transitman, inspector, chief inspector, Board of Park Commissioners, Indianapolis, 1911-1914. Bureau Municipal Research, New York, 1914-1916. Planner Camp Pike, Arkansas, 1917.

      Engineer Dallas Property Owners Association, 1919-1921. Executive secretary City Plan Commission, Indianapolis, 1921-1923. Private practice in landscape architecture and city planning since 1923.

      President Metropolitan Planners, Inc., 1953-1956, planning counselor, 1956-1972. Teacher history of landscape architecture Purdue University. Consultant planning and zoning United States Air Force, 1955-1972.

      Consultant landscape architect for Purdue University, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis. Consultant to Indiana and Kentucky State Planning Bds., 1934-1937. Regional counselor National Resources Planning Board for Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, and West Virginia, 1937-1941.

      Redesigned Camp Robinson, Arkansas, on site of Camp Pike, 1940. Camp development or site plans for Fort Eustis, Virginia, Billings General Hospital, Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, Camp Chaffee, Arkansas, and Camp Atterbury, Indiana, 1940-1941.

    Membership

    Served as Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, 1918-1919. Fellow American Society of Landscape Architects, American Society of Civil Engineers (life). Member American Institute of Planners (president 1940), Indiana Engineering Society (past president), Indiana Society of Pioneers, Sigma Phi Epsilon.

    Christian Scientist. Club: Service (Indianapolis).

    Connections

    • Married Grace Emmel, December 15, 1919. Children: Roger Williams, Roderick Kessler, Harry C. II, Philip.
    • father: Harry C. Sheridan
    • mother: Margaret (Vinnedge) Sheridan
    • spouse: Grace Emmel
    • children: Roger Williams Sheridan
    • Roderick Kessler Sheridan
    • Harry C. II Sheridan
    • Philip Sheridan
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    Died January 26, 1972
    (aged 84)
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